Application: TWC Committee – Copyeditor

Position Title: TWC Copyeditor

Committee: TWC

Reports to: TWC Chair

Time Requirements: 15-20 hours 3 times a year (January, April, July)

Term: 1 Year

Role overview: TWC Copyeditors professionally copyedit submissions for Transformative Works and Cultures according to Chicago Manual of Style 17 (CMOS), Merriam-Webster online, and the TWC style guide.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Copyedit TWC submissions according to CMOS 17, Merriam-Webster online, and the TWC style guide.
  • Communicate with TWC production editor in a timely fashion about availability and task progress.
  • Correspond with authors.
  • Track due dates and follow up with unresponsive authors.
  • Finish tasks by the proposed deadline.


  • Candidates will be given a brief unpaid test.


  • Deep familiarity with CMOS 17.
  • Experience in academic copyediting online.
  • Familiarity with a word-processing program, such as Word, to generate redlines.
  • Precedence will be given to candidates with experience copyediting for university presses.

Skills and attributes:

  • Proficiency in academic writing in English.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to complete projects within a set time period.
  • Ability to deal in a professional manner with authors.

Training requirements:

  • Copyeditors will be trained in work flow and Open Journal Systems.

Recruitment for this role has now closed for this round. Please check the volunteering page for future openings.